Kielder URC decided to close the old church and to hold services in Kielder Castle.
The services are more modern and child-centred and the after school club has helped them to contact the parents and young people. They also attract some tourists to worship. Refreshments are supplied by the Castle CafÃ© after the services so they can chat and get to know people.
This has been a fantastic success and they have gone from an average of six to eight people attending to 25-30.